Regional Government of Andalusia
Seal of the Junta de Andalucía
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|Headquarters||Palace of San Telmo, Seville|
The Council of Andalusia (Spanish: Junta de Andalucía) is the government of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia. It consists of the Andalusian Legislature, the Governor of Andalusia and the Andalusian Governing Board. The 2011 budget was 31.7 billion euros. It employs about 500,000 workers.
The Parliament of Andalusia is the House of Assembly for the region. Its main functions are to enact, amend or repeal laws and to appoint/remove the Governor. It is composed of deputies chosen by direct, universal suffrage, to represent the Andalusian people. The Parliament was constituted in 1982, after the approval of the Statute of Autonomy in 1981. Its current headquarters is in the former Hospital de las Cinco Llagas, Seville.
The Governor of Andalusia is the executive chief of the Autonomous Community and the representative of the State in daily affairs; the Governor is appointed by an absolute majority of voting members in the Andalusian Parliament and their election is to be assented to by the monarch of the day.
Governing Board of Andalusia
The Governing Board of Andalusia is the Cabinet of the Community. It regulates legal the authority and the performance of the executive and administrative situations of the Government. It is composed of the Governor and his or her various Directors who are in charge of the various Offices (Consejerías) of the Andalusian Government. The Board meets every Tuesday.
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